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Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico presents:

June 24th through September 11th, 2005
The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art located in Dallas, Texas is considered one of the most comprehensive and important collections of Eastern art in the region. Assembled by the Crow family over the past 30 years, the collection features art from China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and the Himalaya region. The Harwood Museum of Art has arranged for a loan of over 35 objects from this collection including works in ivory, jade, bronze, glass, porcelain, textile, stone, lacquer ware, and wood. The objects selected for the Harwood exhibition cover a period spanning three thousand years and include a Bronze bell (Chun Yu) from the Warring States Period ca. 5th – 3rd century B.C.

The Crow Collection of Asian Art’s holdings include excellent examples of Chinese jade and decorative arts from the late Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Japanese Edo (1615-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) paintings and decorative arts, examples of the rarely seen art of the Himalayas (Nepal and Tibet), as well as an impressive collection of Indian and Southeast Asian sculptures. The Harwood Museum of Art’s Magic & Mystery in Taos exhibition will showcase a varied selection of many of these objects.

Trammell S. Crow, president of the Crow Family Foundation explains: “Over the past 30 years, my family has admired and collected Asian art because of its craftsmanship and pervasive spirituality . . . Our hope is that this collection will allow the public to opportunity know and love the art and culture of these countries.”

Harwood Museum Director Charles M. Lovell adds: “Magic & Mystery in Taos: The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art will not only introduce the public to art rarely seen in New Mexico and provide insights into these less familiar cultures, but, more importantly, the exhibition will offer an important educational resource for those interested in learning about Asian art.”

The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art contains more than 600 paintings, objects of metal and stone, and large architectural pieces from China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. Over 300 works are on display in the galleries, including precious jade ornaments from China, delicate Japanese scrolls and a rarely seen 28-foot by 12-foot sandstone façade of an 18th century Indian residence. The Collection also showcases touring exhibitions as well as programs for young and old. Admission is always free. The Museum is located at 2010 Flora St. in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas. Call 214-979-6430 or visit for more information.

The Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico is located at 238 Ledoux Street, Taos. Museum Hours Tue-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5. Admission $6 / Free to NM Residents on Sundays. 505/758-9826 or

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